Docker - Change Docker's default data folder

By xngo on November 27, 2020

The best way that I found to change the default data directory of Docker is to create /etc/docker/daemon.json and add the new path as followed.

    "graph": "/docker/new/path" 

Then, restart docker.

systemctl restart docker

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